Bounce Back® helps adults overcome early symptoms of depression and anxiety; it also helps to improve their mental health. Participants can learn skills to help combat unhelpful thinking, manage worry and anxiety, and become more active and assertive. Bounce Back® is an evidence based program proven to be as effective as medication for reducing the symptoms of mild to moderate depression and anxiety.
It offers an instructional DVD with practical tips on recognizing and dealing with depressive symptoms and a series of educational workbooks with trained telephone coaches to reinforce the application of cognitive-behavioral strategies. Available for free across BC and funded by Provincial Health Service Authority, Bounce Back® has been shown to help reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety by half, and over 90% say they would recommend it to a friend or family member
The video is available in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and is available through your doctor or by calling 1-866-639-0522 (toll-free). The Bounce Back® workbooks are available in English with telephone coaching in English, French, Cantonese, or Punjabi. Please talk to your doctor to request a referral to Bounce Back® workbooks and coaching. Learn more:
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Bounce Back® is led by CMHA BC with funding provided by the Provincial Health Services Authority.